06 January 2009

What I'm Wearing

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photos by Tom b.

sweater: old Gap
skirt: vintage (altered by me)
tights: AA
shoes: Seychelles via UO
hat & collar: vintage

I've had this little hand beaded collar in my arsenal for several weeks but couldn't quite figure out how to work it into rotation. I kept looking for just the right dress to attach it to but nothing seemed to work. Finally I realized I was limiting myself in only thinking it would work with a dress and voila! I used it to revamp this Gap sweater that I've had for ages. What is it about those black and white stripes that makes one feel so quintessentially French in all the best ways? Oh, and if you look veerry carefully you can see that these photos were taken while I was still in 'Bama. Do you see what I mean? (look in the reflections)

33 comments:

lily said...

you looks wonderful! that collar is perfect

left hand endeavor said...

what a perfect outfit for that collar!
i'm so jealous of the fact that you can be wearing stuff like that outside! here in Montreal no matter what I wear its messied up with big coats, layered tights and always wearing hats means i can never do my hair!

i agree with your statement about the stripes! i wore them on my first day in paris earlier this year because i felt it necessary!! :)

indigorchid said...

Is that a confederate flag? Oh 'Bama - how we like you anyways. I love the skirt - I keep my eyes peeled for similar skirts at the thrift store all the time! And the collar is adorable.

Q's Daydream said...

Love it! I have this crazy thing where whenever I'm wearing a skirt or pants I have to wear a striped top...lol! :o)

Sally Jane said...

Thanks so much for your comments!

Lily: Thanks! I've been wanting to wear it for a while now.

LHE: I know what you mean. Now that I'm back in PA, it's all big winter coats and hats for me too.

indidorchid: Thanks! Actually, it's not a confederate flag. It's the Alabama state flag.

dearilou said...

That little collar adds such a great pop to the outfit. It is so cute!

Nadine said...

What a great French look :).

jayne said...

this is probably one of my favorite outfits of yours of all time, you look so perfectly Parisian, that collar is divine

mona said...

You look "très jolie"! Lovely photos! Amazing outfit!

Juliet said...

Such a great combo.

juliet xxx

Amelia said...

The collar and skirt are so cute! I love these pictures. The refelections in the window are amazing.

Merily said...

The last shot looks like a still from old beautiful movie. Just stunning.

copperoranges said...

your photos are always stunning! i love your hair tucked into your beret! how chic.!

Penny said...

i do love a good striped top teamed with a beret!!
the collar is so beautiful

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lovvelly lottiiee said...

love the boots!
the collar is a work of art in itself,and that skirt is gorgeous!
x

Min said...

love the sweater! been looking for a French-inspired top for ages...still haven't found the perfect one

Ambroisine said...

Lovely pictures & outfit, the skirt is beautiful :)

Emily Anne said...

Your blog is one of the most fabulously vintage blogs I've ever seen! You have a great eye for fashion, good for you :)

thefashionmaven said...

so very lovely! i found a nice crochet collar the other day but it was made for someone with a much larger neck (or a top with a much larger neckline) than mine. i'm still on the hunt!

Solia said...

great outfit! I wore a skirt similar to that yesterday.

svenskaussie said...

Tres Chic Sally Jane. Love it !

esme and the lane way said...

I love this, and it's refuelled my search for a stripy jumper!

Shay said...

aw, super cute! I read somewhere that separate beaded collars were meant to be worn over sweaters and with sweater twinsets... I have a couple of them and never seem to work them into rotation either!!

loou said...

you look gorgeous, love the stripy jumper.

Fashion Tidbits said...

love that collar

Shasha said...

Your photos and outfits are so beautiful!

Andrea Staats said...

I am in love with that collar, and the detail on that collar! You definitely have that je ne sais quois in these photos.

Lena said...

You've cut your hair, haven't you?

Sally Jane said...

Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments!

Lena: No, I haven't cut my hair. It was just bothering me a bit that day so I tucked it into my hat! :)

Miyu said...

Such a cute outfit! The little collar really pulls it together.

StrikeMatch said...

Awesome. I just made a collar and they are a bit difficult to wear. This looks amazing.

Hippy Chic said...

Great addition to the outfit! a very clever twist, Have a good rest of the weekend :))